In 2019, Family Learning Solutions (FLS) partnered with Emerging Triumphantly, LLC, founded by Ms. Lex Morgan to deliver services. Given the challenges that young women are facing in marginalized and underserved communities, FLS is targeting its resources and staff expertise in implementing an evidence-based curriculum focused on the development of young girls in grades 6 - 12.
Courageous Queens, founded by Lex Morgan and Emerging Triumphantly, LLC, is a year-long socio-emotional and character strengthening curriculum. Participating young queens in grades 6-12 are equipped with essential life skills to thrive in their lives, personally, academically, and professionally. A safe, empowering, and supportive environment is provided as they cultivate authentic connection with themselves and others. Young queens are encouraged to lean into fear, identify who they are, and honor their individuality and what makes them absolutely extraordinary.
This initiative developed out of the success of Courageous Queens. Senior Queens makes our Courageous Queens program stand out from other mentoring programs. High school junior and seniors who started as Courageous Queens are taught how to serve as peer counselors for the younger participants in the program. Our first group of Senior Queens are now mentoring middle school students through the MCPS Student Internship Program.
Research has shown that school success and attendance among at-risk youth have positive outcomes when parents and caregivers are connected to their academic and extracurricular activities. However, if the adults in the household do not fhave a successful connection to the school community, it can negatively impact their children's activities and homework assignments. Our parent initiative, called The Royal Elders, engages the parents and caregivers by empowering them with resource info and guidance to claim their role as an "Elder" in the lives of youth. The Royal Elders are guided by a certified Life Coach .
Is your organization interested in starting a youth development program or an engagement initiative for parents and families? Start with a workshop and Family Learning Solutions can facilitate it with follow-up for implementation.
We are currently doing a Pack-a-Purse project. The collected purses are filled with products for women in transition from domestic violence. We have a Senior Queen serving as a Tyler Clementi Foundation Student Ambassador to speak out against bullying.
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This is an opportunity for Courageous Queens and their peers to share their courage, intelligence, perseverance, strength and views through storytelling, poetry, and creative expression.
Family Learning Solutions (FLS) is committed to more than academic success among youth. In partnership with parents, schools, and the community, FLS strives to empower youth to realize their full potential, contribute their voice to the community, and have a strong foundation in knowing their worth.
Family Learning Solutions, Inc. (FLS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established in 1997 by Dr. Lori Melman, LCSW-C (Licensed Clinical Social Worker). For nine years, FLS implemented a comprehensive youth development program within an apartment community in Silver Spring, Maryland. The program offered a satellite counseling center (partnership with George Washington Psy.D program) with group and individual counseling, summer camp, after-school homework club, entrepreneurship classes and a free creative arts and talent show. The alumni of our first project (1997-2007) are now empowered successful women. To name a few: Agnes (pictured) owns Waxing by Aggie in Silver Spring, Maryland. Assata is an aspiring actress and performed a one-woman show "Chains." Jean is a government employee determined to bring mentoring services to her community. Hadi is a school teacher and enrolled in a doctorate program. Selam is a graduate of a talent management graduate program and working at an entertainment agency in Los Angelos, California.
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Lex specializes in developing curriculum tailored to positive youth programming, parent and teen workshops and coaching. Lex is dedicated to use her own personal teenage survival strategies to assist today's youth. Lex is a successful author, public speaker and certified life coach
Sande leads business outreach and innovative approaches to capital development. While our organization does traditional grant proposal submissions to foundations, Sande connects Family Learning Solutions to businesses and companies interested in creating opportunities for the next generation.
Lori chose social work over business but employs practical strategic practices to ensure participation among youth who have not been traditionally included in empowerment opportunities. Lori holds a Ph.D in Social Work and is a licensed clinical social worker
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